Raymond Parsons Woodworker

Issues of American Woodworker for future reference. Three-ring binders are the best way to do this, but aw does not arrive prepunched, and it's tough to get through 80 pages. My solution is a Vin. hollow punch made to punch holes in leather (available from Tandy Leather outlets). I hone the cutting edge sharp and smooth, then chuck the punch in the drill press with a piece of hardwood scrap underneath. It cuts perfectly. I made this rolling clamp stand out of construction-grade 2x4s. This one...

Body Of Shave

Frank Klausz uses Iiis thumbs and forefingers to direct pressure to the front sole of the * > okcsliavc on Initli push stroke (right) and pull stroke (left). tangs with cap knobs to lock in the depth setting.) A variation on the traditional wooden shave is the Japanese spokcshavc. which uses a narrow, planelike blade set in tapered grooves as in Japanese planes (see aw 34). Metal and wooden shaves are designed for essentially the same work, but there are some differences between them. One is...

By J Barrie Blackburn

In 1850 my grandfather, Henry Blackburn, left his home in Liverpool, l-ingland on a trip that would take him to Australia and later to America. Barely 3 years old, he carried a simple cloth bag containing only a change of clothes and his prized possession a toy wooden top given to him by his father The top was made from a hard burl of dark wood, and its stem was the whitest ivory. Since Henry's time, that top has been handed down through five generations of Blackburn children. It is still a...

Doors And Windows On

The quirk-and-bead and cove-and-bcad, must be cut from the face. It's vital for the workpiccc to have Hat surfaces in contact with the sliaper table and fence so the stock doesn't tip into the cutter. If you remove stock in the wrong order, you jeopardize the quality and safety of your cut. For example, consider the complex molding shown in Fig. 3. The order and direction of the cuts I use to shape this molding are illustrated. On complex moldings, you can make some of the cuts, such as wide,...

By Lonnie Bird

Projects Machinery For Shaping Edges

Techniques for Arched Panels, Curve J Work Complex Moldings and Cope-an d-Stick Joinery To make a rurvnl door eating like 11 air our, author mh4 s a cradle-fence setup and a IVatli-erl gt oar lt l right . Fentlierliounl is removed in tin inscl photo to kIiow setup. Workpieee ridrN on the eradlc four . To make a rurvnl door eating like 11 air our, author mh4 s a cradle-fence setup and a IVatli-erl gt oar lt l right . Fentlierliounl is removed in tin inscl photo to kIiow setup. Workpieee ridrN on...

By Voicu Marian

Almost every year lor my wife's birthday 1 make something special for her in my shop, rather than buying a gilt. List year, as the event was last approaching, my imagination was racing, trying to come up with a worthwhile project. While I was cooking breakfast for the family one Saturday morning. I go the idea for this breakfast tray, which has a stand made of walnut and a tra To figure out the ideal design, I sat in bed with a 12-in. w ide board across my lap, supported b gt two stacks of...